You lost control of a FWD Civic?
I knew an NRMA emergency technician back in the day... in the 5 years either side of 1990 Sigma and Magna had the worst reputation of any cars.
The driveline is the weak link, engines or gearboxes would spontaneously die, regardless of how the car had been treated.
But if one's made it to the modern day in reasonable order then chances are it'll continue service just as well as any other of the era.
Come to think of it. Pajero's often have electronics problems with drivelines etc.
Edited by SceptreCore, 18 July 2017 - 01:01 PM.